Ultimate Collector's Edition
A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right?
Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson in his 1976 Best Actor Oscar®-winning role), a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the "nuts." Immediately, his contagious sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. No way should guys pickled on sedatives shuffle around in bathrobes when the World Series is on. This means war! On one side is McMurphy. On the other is soft-spoken Nurse Ratched (Best Actress 1976, Louise Fletcher), among the most coldly monstrous villains in film history. At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward.
The first film in over 40 years to win five major Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay), director Milos Forman's emotional adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel also stars Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, William Redfield, Christopher Lloyd and Brad Dourif.
This is an example of a film that just gets better with time. A true masterpiece.
Special Features include the Original Theatrical Masterpiece with Commentary by Director Milos Forman, Producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz Providing Scene-by-Scene Insight into the Creative, Choices Made in Creating This Timeless Film, Revealing Additional Scenes, and more.
A Special Bonus disc includes a First Time on DVD—"Completely Cuckoo," a comprehensive
87-Minute Retrospective in Its Full Original Length, Michael Douglas, Milos Forman and Ken Kesey Describe How a Movie Landmark
Was Made with Actors and Real Patients in an Actual Mental Hospital, "Asylum: An Empty Nest for the Mentally Ill?", Michael Douglas Explores the Shocking Parallels Between This Movie and the State of Mental Health Care Today
PLUS PRODUCTION COLLECTIBLES!
48-Page Commemorative Book
Reproduction of the Original Press Book
52-Card Deck of Cast-Inspired Playing Cards
4 Mini-Reproductions of Original Worldwide Theatrical Posters
Cast/Character Photo Cards
Reviews Counted: 54
Fresh: There's a lot here. But with a classic like Cuckoo's Nest, too much is never enough.-Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, September 09, 2010
Rotten: One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest is an earnest attempt to make a serious film. But in the end the movie backs away from both the human reality and the cloudy but potent symbolism that Ken Kesey found in the asylum.-Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, February 20, 2009
Fresh: Viewed 30 years after its release, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest remains a very good motion picture, although one that perhaps just misses the pinnacle of greatness where its reputation suggests it resides.-James Berardinelli, ReelViews, November 04, 2008
Fresh: The film remains as fresh, shocking, depressing and exhilarating as when it was released.-, Film4, February 19, 2008